2nd Les Paul build with the Gold Standard Carve Templates (Latin Edition!!)

danigalapago

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Hola amigos!

Dan from Buenos Aires, Argentina here.

This is going to be my first build post (another LP build) and I'll be using the new Gold Standard Carve Templates. (Thanks to @nuance97 @ExNihilo @pinefd for all the hard work putting these together). Hope you enjoy this!

First off: THE Templates!

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And here's the list of materials for this build:
  • Genuine Mahogany (sweetenia macrophilia) one-piece body and Neck
  • Brazilian rosewood fretboard
  • Curly sugar maple top (thanks to Derek K from Kimball Hardwoods!)
  • holly veener headstock
  • royalite binding and cellulose nitrate inlays (thanks Tom!)
  • Wizz PAF Alnico 4, 7.7k neck / 8.4k bridge
  • HM Retrospec vintage LP wiring kit
  • Creamtone Vintage Collection knobs, plastics and tuners
There's a departure from the vintage specs as I'll use a 2-way stewmac hot rod for this guitar.


Let's begin!

Found an old carpentry warehouse outside the city with a huge load of old-growth mahogany from the 70's. I couldn't believe what I was seeing :drool::drool:!!
I picked up a couple of slabs...
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There's a 2" thick slab and another 1.5" one for SGs... yeah!

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Here are 2 bodies cut from 2 different slabs. You can tell the obvious color differences, despite they're the same species.
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And here's the TOP:

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Joining, gluing & thickness sanding process (thanks to Hernan from swancustombasses.com for sharing the drum sander!)


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Here she is!

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Well. that's it for today. Hope you like the photos!

Later!!!
Dan
 

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Emacedo

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Buen trabajo hombre.
Sigue publicando, todavía estoy haciendo las plantillas, etc.


Good job man. Keep posting, I'm still making models, etc.
 

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Those slabs of mahogany....wow. A few years ago I found an old growth slab that was 2.5” x 24” x 11 feet. Cost me $500 and had to drive all day to get it. Once in a lifetme find for me, so it’s amazing to see you luck in to a couple slabs like that! Congratulations!

Cool build thread too! Keep it up!
 

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I have a friend who owns a wood store. He had a 50 year old Mahogany stacked and I bought some pieces of 5000x400x75mm (16 'x16 "x3") a few years ago, I still have some of the wood.
But when I recently went back there to buy more, his employee sold all the stock for a guy to build doors. I was very upset because it is very difficult to find this wood for legal sale, as its cutting is prohibited in Brazil.
Making doors with Mahogany .... My God!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:
 


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